Callum is a leader in the fields of residential development, urban regeneration and urban extensions. He is also a Director of Gateley Plc and a member of the Gateley Group Strategic Board.
Callum has specialised in acting for housebuilders, land promoters and landowners on large scale residential developments, regeneration schemes, urban extensions and residential-led mixed use schemes nationwide for over 25 years.
His work includes strategic option structures for greenbelt releases, long term urban regeneration schemes, multi developer collaboration agreements, PRS/BTR frameworks, strategic urban extensions and tax efficient landowner collaboration arrangements.
Callum was Birmingham Law Society Solicitor of the Year in 2008.
How do you help clients?
I principally help find novel solutions to unusual problems.
Residential development is a consensual business as all parties have agreed to move to a common objective, but the complexities of the planning, tax, mortgage and regulatory environments and the large sums of money involved create competing risks and opportunities even in an agreed deal.
I see my role as finding a way through these obstacles as quickly and simply as possible so my clients’ objectives are achieved in their desired timescales.
In a constantly changing sector, this can only be achieved by being wholly specialist and dedicated to the world of housebuilding and at the forefront of each new development, be it a risk or an opportunity.
- Acting for a consortium of housebuilders, developers and landowners on The Langley Sustainable Urban Extension, a 6,500 new home Green Belt release in the Midlands
- Acting for Harworth Estates Plc on their promotion and serviced parcel sale of Waverley New Community, near Rotherham with 3,800 new homes, new schools, commercial development and community facilities
- Acting for Barratt, Bovis and Taylor Wimpey on their acquisition of Longford Park, Banbury for 1,060 new dwellings, school, communal areas and park.
- Acting for Bovis, Persimmon and Keepmoat in the 15-year £350m regeneration of three wards of North East Coventry with 3,500 new homes and involving master development and phase development agreement structures.
- Acting for a consortium of landowners at Houghton Regis, near Luton for the promotion and serviced parcel sale of 1,750 new homes with ancillary commercial uses.